TylerGreenDC (525) - - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. There is a lot going on here. Aroma of vegetable stock and chocolate. Tastes vaguely chocolatey, then coffee, licorice and alcohol. Maybe that?s a good progression, but it seems kind of like a dark mess to me.
SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Black in colour. Liquorice, roasted malt and plain chocolate in he aroma. Malt, coffee, liquorice and plain chocolate features in the rich and roasted taste.
AWISLguy (1660) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours an opaque black with a brown head leaving some nice lace. Aroma has cocoa, molasses, lightly burnt spices and some hoppy presence. Taste is of heavy roast, some molasses and bakers chocolate, some pine and perhaps cinnamon. Medium to full bodied and slightly dry. Finishes bittersweet and roasty. Very nice solid - surprising, a bit, from SNevada.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. How have I not had this before? Bottle from a four pack. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Pours black black black with blackness and a tan sticky foamy head. Taste is dark with roasted coffee, semi-dark chocolate and just a hint of dark fruit and licorice. This is big and roasty and damn near perfect. It gets a little sweet and boozy towards the end but by then, I don’t care.
gschrade (805) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste coffee, chocolate. I thought this was not good (I don't like coffee). I wouldn't drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a rich dark brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is very light, chocolate malts. The taste is really rich, I can taste a lot of dark chocolate with a little coffee. Overall rich, a little watery in the mouth feel, vegetal hop in the finish.
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Super dark. Aroma is roasted coffee and malts. Bitter chocolate and inky mouth feel. Very good is tout.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Served cool in a Guinness glass and let come up in temperature. Opaque black color. Thin khaki head. Aromas of dark fruit, baker's chocolate and coffee. Flavors of dark, dried fruit, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, and ash. Great flavors!! ..that linger on a loooong finish! Delicious stuff for price!! Solid! Glad i retried it.. my first 2012 experience from draft was mediocre. Thank you Chad! Much appreciated bottle. Cheers!
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
tomciccateri (1028) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-ounce bottle in Albuquerque. Pours with a very think, lasting tan head. Big aromas, led by chocolate. Full mouthfeel, big body. Rich dark malt flavors with cacao character, late touch of molasses and alcohol notes. A great winter warmer.
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid black with a faint dark brown head that disappeared very quickly, leaving nice lacing. Aroma is strong coffee, sweet chocolate, and malts. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate, and alcohol with undertones of fruit - perhaps dates. Finishes with a slight, but distinct bitter. It loses virtually all carbonation within minutes of the pour.